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Cam Ward Endorses DeMarco

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Paul DeMarco for Congress campaign announced on Thursday, April 24 that respected State Senator Cam Ward from Alabaster has endorsed state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the Republican primary for the Sixth Congressional District.
Sen. Ward believes that Rep. DeMarco’s conservative record and public service makes him the best candidate for the Sixth District.  Sen Ward said, “Paul will provide the conservative leadership in Congress that we can trust.  Paul shares the same values of limited government and real solutions.”

Rep. DeMarco was grateful for the support of Sen. Ward.  Rep. DeMarco said, “Cam is a good friend and a valued public servant. His support is an honor to me because I know the people trust Cam.  I will fight for the people’s rights and values in Congress.”

Senator Cam Ward served with DeMarco in the Alabama House of Representatives before being elected to the Alabama Senate in 2010. He represents District 14, which includes portions of Bibb, Chilton, Jefferson and Shelby counties.  The Sixth Congressional District also includes Coosa and Blount Counties.

Sen. Ward in a statement on his website said, “I call it “bumper sticker politics.” It’s the catchy phrases that promote a political stance or send a message of opposition. While “bumper sticker politics” may stir emotions or grab a headline, those catchy phrases don’t necessarily make a difference in our day-to-day lives. The difference is made by public servants willing to work, who understand the governing process and push for real change and real solutions for our communities.  That’s why I support Paul DeMarco for Congress to replace U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus.”

Sen. Ward continued, “I have served with Paul for several years now. He has chaired the House Judiciary Committee while I have chaired the Senate committee. He will be missed in the state legislature.  There are several good people running for 6th Congressional seat. Many of them are personal friends.  However, I believe Paul’s commitment to real change and advocacy for the people of his district and throughout Alabama will make a difference in Washington. Paul DeMarco is a conservative with proven results. This past session, he took on the Alabama Department of Revenue to pass a Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights to simplify the tax assessment appeals process for individuals and businesses. It may not be a top story on your local news, but it makes a big difference for that small business owner.”

Sen. Ward said, “Paul has fought for accountability and transparency in state government and in his home county. When Jefferson County faced the dark days of bankruptcy, Paul worked tirelessly to reform the system and put the local government on the right track for the future.

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Paul is forward looking. He wants to make a difference in the communities he represents. He understands the governing process. He may not always get the flashy headlines, but he works hard to gets things done.”

Sen. Ward said, “This nation faces many challenges: an out-of-control deficit, a complicated tax system and regulatory requirements that threaten jobs and family businesses. You may not see people “post” it on Facebook or discuss it at the Saturday ballgame at the park, but it affects all of our lives. Paul Demarco knows that and wants to make a difference.  I’ve said it before. The little things, the so-called “boring” things often create better opportunities for us all. Those actions get government out of the way. For that reason, Paul DeMarco is the kind of conservative we can trust to do the right thing in Congress. I hope you will consider joining me in supporting Paul in the June 3rd primary.”

DeMarco is a two-term state representative seeking the Republican nomination for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Spencer Bachus.

Alabama Policy Institute co-founder and former President Gary Palmer, state Senator Scott Beason from Gardendale, longtime Harbert executive Will Brooke, mattress manufacturer Tom Vigneulle, Dr. Chad Mathis from Indian Springs, State Senator Scott Beason and Robert Shattuck are all also running in Alabama’s Sixth Congressional District Republican Primary.

Rep. DeMarco has also recently begun a series of TV commercials promoting his campaign.

The winner of the June 3rd Republican Primary will face Democrat Avery Vise in the November general election.  Longtime incumbent Spencer Bachus (R) from Vestavia is not seeking another term.

The primary is scheduled for June 3rd..

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Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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